Is Tutting a Bad Thing

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Fatwa ID: 05459

 

Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

 

Question:

 

Assalamu Alaykum, I was playing badminton outside with my cousin and he was not playing the best. It was quite windy also and so after trying for some time he hit the shuttlecock and I did not get it as it went down before I got there and I tutted. I am not 100% sure if I tutted because he was not playing well or what I am thinking maybe more so was about that perhaps I have a feeling that I tutted because of it being windy. I feared Kufr, what would you say?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

 

Tutting is an exclamation of disapproval in British culture.

 

Tutting from the Islamic point of view is disrespectful and disliked as it falls under the use of bad language and dishonorable words or expressions. Tutting at your cousin or at the wind in a sense of disapproval is makrūh (prohibitively disliked) and will not constitute kufr (disbelief) unless you are cursing the Almighty and His decree!

 

“And [true believers are] they who turn away from the ill [and vain] speech.” – (Qurʿān: 23:3).[1]

 

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Do not curse the wind, for it is merely doing as it is ordered by Allāh. Whoever curses something undeservingly, then the curse returns upon them.” – (Tirmidhī 1978) [2]

 

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever can guarantee [the chastity of] what is between their two jaw-bones and what is between their two legs (meaning one’s tongue and private parts), I guarantee Paradise for them.” – (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī 6474) [3]

 

 

Only Allāh knows best

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

[1] وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ– المؤمنون ٣

[2] عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَنَّ رَجُلًا لَعَنَ الرِّيحَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ لَا تَلْعَنْ الرِّيحَ فَإِنَّهَا مَأْمُورَةٌ وَإِنَّهُ مَنْ لَعَنَ شَيْئًا لَيْسَ لَهُ بِأَهْلٍ رَجَعَتْ اللَّعْنَةُ عَلَيْهِ– الترمذي ١٩٧٨

[3]مَنْ يَضْمَنْ لِي مَا بَيْنَ لَحْيَيْهِ وَمَا بَيْنَ رِجْلَيْهِ أَضْمَنْ لَهُ الْجَنَّةَ – رواه البخاري ٦٤٧٤‏‏

قَالَ بِشْرٌ الحَافِي كَانَ المُعَافَى صَاحِبَ دُنْيَا وَاسِعَةٍ، وَضِيَاعٍ كَثِيْرَةٍ، قَالَ مَرَّةً رَجُلٌ مَا أَشَدَّ البَرْدَ اليَوْمَ، فَالتَفَتَ إِلَيْهِ المُعَافَى، وَقَالَ أَسْتَدْفَأْتَ الآنَ؟ لَوْ سَكَتَّ، لَكَانَ خَيْراً لَكَ – قُلْتُ قَوْلُ مِثْلِ هَذَا جَائِزٌ، لَكِنَّهُم كَانُوا يَكْرَهُوْنَ فُضُولَ الكَلاَمِ – كتاب سير أعلام النبلاء

 

 

 

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